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PostPosted: 10 Sep 2019, 18:14 
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The following pictures are not of an Airshow. They were taken at RAF Waddington, England, on Monday 9 September and it shows the dedication (fanaticism) of aviation photographers to get their pictures. The RAF is currently hosting Exercise Cobra Warrior with assets from the Air Forces of Israel, Germany and Italy participating - the first deployment of Israeli aircraft to the UK. The Israeli aircraft (seven F-15's) are from 106 'Spearhead' Squadron.

https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/mu ... a-warrior/

In South Africa it's the sun, in England it's often the rain, but come they will. The following shots were all taken from a small parking area next to RAF Waddington. Between the parking area and the Airbase is a busy main road, the people you see standing along a fence is on the other side of the road. Road signs and police were very visible to alert and slow traffic down, showing much tolerance in allowing photographers to do their thing - commendable! Furthermore, it was raining lightly, some are in shorts with no rain protection, cameras and equipment exposed to the elements. No, I did not get wet, I had rain protection, only taking the camera out when necessary over a wet two hour period.

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RAF Boeing E-3D Sentry 'Awacs' and three Israeli Air Force F-15 Eagles 'Baz'.

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Israeli F-15D waiting for take-off clearance.

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Israeli F-15C in full afterburner taking off.

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Taxiing for take-off.

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RAF Boeing E-3D Sentry (AWACS) on short finals.

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PostPosted: 10 Sep 2019, 20:38 
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Awesome. =D>

Thanks for posting. :smt023

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Herewith pictures of my second visit (Wednesday 11 Sept) to the fence line at RAF Waddington, enjoying the sights and sounds of some aircraft participating in Exercise Cobra Warrior 2019.

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RAF Sentinel R1, long range advanced airborne surveillance, using the Bombardier Global Express as platform.
https://www.raf.mod.uk/aircraft/sentinel-r1/

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Luftwaffe Eurofighter Typhoon

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RAF Shadow R1, an ISTAR (Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition Reconnaissance)
https://www.raf.mod.uk/aircraft/shadow-r1/

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Luftwaffe Eurofighter Typhoons about to take off

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Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon and in the background two Israeli F-15 Eagles

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Israeli Air Force F-15 Eagle with its two Pratt & Whitney turbofans at full power

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Israeli F-15 on short finals

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Touchdown - Israeli F-15

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absolutely incredible :smt023 8)


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Israeli F-15s with their R2-D2s in the back :lol:


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Herewith pictures of my third visit (Thursday 12 Sept) to the fence line at RAF Waddington.

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Israeli C-130 Hercules taxiing to the runway

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RAF Boeing RC135W (dedicated long range electronic surveillance) and a RAF Boeing E-3D (AWACS) doing final checks before take-off

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RAF Boeing RC135W 'Rivet Joint' ready for take-off

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Italian Eurofighter Typhoon taxiing for take-off

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Italian 'Vlamgat'

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Two Israeli F-15's taxiing for take-off

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Israeli F-15D (two seater) on short finals

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Luftwaffe Typhoon about to land

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Good to see you're still around TH! Thanks for posting.

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Thank you Dean, 'Mars' and 'H' for your kind comments. I say 'act1225' those R2-D2 bulges behind the cockpits is an (Israeli) addition that makes the F-15 such an enduring platform. The F-15 is still unbeaten in operational use, win to loss ratio is 104 / 0.
More pictures will follow soon of movements at Exercise Cobra Warrior 2019, it comes to an end this Friday. The authorities have been most tolerant of us photographers on the fence line, something to be very grateful for!

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